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Baby due 30th Sept - any due date buddies?

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DJBebe · 26/07/2020 00:13

Hiya. Are there any to be mommys due in 30th Sept? How are you getting on? πŸ₯°

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lockdownpregnancy · 10/08/2020 07:45

Pre booked! Sorry! Just got up and no coffee yet πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

MrsN2121 · 10/08/2020 12:37

@djbebe glad baby is moving more now, it's all such a worry isn't it!
I've got a scan in a couple of weeks, if baby is still breech I'll see the consultant and go from there 🀞🏼

DJBebe · 11/08/2020 08:27

@lockdownpregnancy did they say what the reason might be for thr baby to be less active?
I keep reading that some babies have active and quiet days, but still the quiet days scare me.
The mw says to have a snack or sth sweet or cold than to sit on the left side to monitor but my baby is not too active after i eat so that trick doesn't work too well with my baby.
I read that if the mum or dad was breach there is a high chance for the baby to be breach, and my DH was breach. πŸ™ˆ
Yesterday the baby was quite active but felt a lot of rolling but hopefully he will stay put and won't roll. 🀞
I'll continue to monitor him/her and will call the hospital if the baby goes quiet again.
Last night the heat was a killer, i sat in the garden until 10.30pm and i was still hot when went back inside.
@MrsN2121 will they do a C section if baby is still breach? x

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lockdownpregnancy · 11/08/2020 12:35

@DJBebe I think he's got himself into an awkward position but who knows! πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ
He's been doing something yesterday and today as I feel like my abdomen has been beaten to death! I'm hoping he's engaged no and no longer transverse but I'll find out tomorrow at my scan.
Just pleased his movements have picked up, though not what I'm used to!

DJBebe · 11/08/2020 12:40

@lockdownpregnancy hope everything goes well tomorrow.
Are u planning on using a baby video monitor? I want one i can connect to with my phone as well but not sure which brand to go for.

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lockdownpregnancy · 11/08/2020 13:51

@DJBebe we have bought a video monitor from Online4Baby and it's really good, though doesn't connect to your phone. We have a monitor that you can take with you around the house so you can keep an eye on baby wherever you are. To be honest, it's only for one he's in his cot anyway, as he will be next to me when he's napping for the first 6 months.
However, I am going to attempt to pop him in his cot, to try and get him used to his nursery when he's sleeping during the day. More for when I want to jump in the shower or clean upstairs or whatever. Whether that actually happens or not who knows! πŸ˜‚
Baby monitors are so expensive so definitely shop around! The baby apps like Emma and Bounty do some good deals and discounts for stuff like that, if you're not on them already

MrsN2121 · 11/08/2020 18:02

@djbebe I've got a scan next week to check and if baby hasn't turned I'll see the consultant who will recommend some things to try but I'm doing them anyway. They'll then offer to try and turn manually, hopefully won't come to that!

DJBebe · 13/08/2020 09:01

Hi ladies. On Tue baby's movements were very light and no matter what i did they would not pick up. I ended up going in for monitoring. The CTG was normal but the nurse still wanted for a dr to see me.... and then i waited 3 hours in a boiling hot room to be finally discharged at 10pm. I had nothing to eat since 12pm that day and by the time i got home i felt like I was collapsing. Is it normal to wait 3 hrs to be seen by a dr? The stress and lack on food gave me a massive headache which lasted for more than 24 hrs and didn't go away with paracetamol. I was also referred for a growth scan, which I had yesterday and all seems to be fine.
But now the baby changed position, it was head down and now is sitting transverse. Hopefully will turn back in the correct position in the next few weeks.

How are you ladies? x

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DJBebe · 13/08/2020 09:17

I'm a bit worried of the results of the growth scan although the sonographer said the measurements are normal.
I am a bit worried the baby has a big head and short legs. πŸ˜₯

Baby due 30th Sept - any due date buddies?
Baby due 30th Sept - any due date buddies?
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Spark27 · 13/08/2020 10:38

@DJBebe the measurements all look within the normal levels so I wouldnt be worried. And it can be difficult to get accurate measurements. The waiting for the drs sounds pretty standard in my experience. I went in for reduced movements with my DD when I was 38+2. It was a sunday night and late so they kept me in overnight, and then I was stuck in there all day monday. I had a scan around lunchtime, but it took from then until about 1700 for a dr to come and discharge me. And I think that only happened cos my DH came to get me after work and kicked off a bit.

One thing I learnt from last time is you have to be forceful and make yourself heard. They're so busy that if not you'll just get pushed back and back. You just need to tell them what you want, and be forceful. Before labour, during, and after xx

lockdownpregnancy · 13/08/2020 10:38

Hi @DJBebe my baby was exactly like yours last week. Head down but transverse which is also why I had reduced movements because of his positioning.
Had my scan yesterday and he's moved to being more (but not totally) engaged which was good to hear.
Your measurements look good to me! You're within the parameters of 'normal' growth so try not to worry too much!
And I had to wait all day for my doctor. They sent me home in the end and I got a phone call instead because they just didn't know when I would get seen.
Stress and dehydration and lack of food is probably what did your headache so as long as it's gone now I'm sure you'll be ok.
Just try and take it easy for the next couple of days!
Hope you're starting to feel better πŸ’

DJBebe · 13/08/2020 11:23

Thank you both. your hospital experiences sound more traumatic than mine, I'll definitely be a bit more assertive next time i go in.
I've got my 34 week midwife app next week and I'll get to listen to baby's heartbeat again. πŸ₯°
Have you done your baby's shopping? xx

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lockdownpregnancy · 13/08/2020 12:27

@DJBebe I have my 34 week MW on Monday so be nice to hear baby again πŸ₯°
My shopping is done. I'm a bit of a nutter when it comes to preparing. If I don't prepare well in advance I get really bad anxiety, which is why the nursery is now finished too. I have pretty much everything I need for baby. Just need to buy some formula as we are bottle feeding and I'll get that once I finish for maternity leave.
What about you?

Spark27 · 13/08/2020 19:45

@DJBebe fortunately I've got most of the stuff needed, and having another girl means I can reuse all the clothes that survived the first round. I'm starting my nappy stock, and got a load of baby wipes in when there was a deal. Hoping to bf, but didnt manage it last time so if not will express bf, going to get some of the starter formula milk though.
Planning on starting to wash clothes, think about hospital bags and get the pram and carseat out of the loft from next week, once I hit 34w.
I remember with my DD I relied on Amazon Prime next day delivery a lot in the first few months

DJBebe · 14/08/2020 18:29

I bought pretty much everything apart from the cot mattress and the baby monitor. What mattresses have you gone for? I'm debating between the little green sheep and naturalmat, they are similar in price and materials. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ
How many baby clothes did you ladies prep for you babies? I think i might have bought too many new born size clothes. πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ
I also need to wash all of the clothes but same as u @Spark27 I'll probably start from next week.
@lockdownpregnancy how is the house hunt going?
Also, have your babies changed position at all? I'm afraid my baby will turn breach because ive started feeling him/her more diagonally than horizontally now. πŸ™ˆπŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ xx

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lockdownpregnancy · 14/08/2020 19:05

@DJBebe house went on the market today so going to start properly viewing houses now! What have I agreed to! πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ
Baby has started to roll! Where to I don't know but he's not transverse anymore which is good!
He doesn't really kick anymore I can just see my stomach move from one side to the other and then I feel sick! πŸ˜‚
Swollen feet and hands and carpal tunnel in my right hand too equals good times
For me! πŸ˜‚
How's everyone else feeling?

MrsB16 · 14/08/2020 19:36

Hi all
Sorry I’ve been a bit quiet on the thread, Our temporary move and then having pre-eclampsia assessments have kept me very busy!
@lockdownpregnancy and @DJBebe sounds like things have been very eventful for you both. Hope you are all ok?

We have exchange on our house now so we are moving in 10 days to our forever home when I will be 36 weeks!

At least you won’t be moving before the baby now @lockdownpregnancy and maybe try and put off looking if you can until after he arrives. Viewing houses in a mask was far from pleasant!

lockdownpregnancy · 14/08/2020 19:49

@MrsB16 we have looked at a couple and wore masks which was eventful and some other people were happy for us not to wear them and let us wander around alone so we kept to social distancing.
Me and DH has agreed that we aren't physically moving until November. I need time to settle with baby I he arrives and the last thing I want to do is move just after giving birth! I can't think of anything worse! 😫
However me and DH have both agreed that if we can't find a house that ticks all of our boxes then we are not going to move! This will be our last move so I refuse to compromise! πŸ€ͺ
So have you been diagnosed with pre-eclampsia @MrsB16 ? Are you feeling ok?

lockdownpregnancy · 14/08/2020 19:49

I have no idea why all of my post was in bold! πŸ€ͺ

DJBebe · 14/08/2020 21:40

@MrsB16 hope you are feeling well and won't get the pre-eclampsia diagnosis, you need to try not to get stressed out by the house move (i know it's easily said than done). Do you ladies have anyone helping you with the house move, friends or family? Or your DHs will have to do pretty much everything as you can't do any lifting.
@lockdownpregnancy even November sounds too soon for the move for me.
I feel very tired and can barely sleep at night because of the heath. The hot weather it's been horrendous in SW, so hot. My heartburn is also killing me and recently I've developed some hemorrhoids (sorry for TMI) πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ. I haven't realised it's pretty common in pregnancy, i thought its more likely to get the during labour/birth... very naive.

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lockdownpregnancy · 14/08/2020 22:16

We will pay for the removals to pack and move everything. I'm not doing any of it with a new born! Too stressful! We will go stay with parents the night before and let the removal company come in and do everything! πŸ’ͺ🏻
It's either November or the new year. I'm not moving in December, no way! I'm a Conveyancer and it baffles me why people want to move so close the Christmas!
I feel your pain with the heartburn! My bottle of water has been married up with Gaviscon! Up a few times a night chugging on it πŸ˜‚ and the because you're awake you have to pee! I've gone from getting up once a night to three times a night now this week! 😫

DJBebe · 16/08/2020 08:53

@lockdownpregnancy it sounds like you are having a good plan for the house move.
I don't like the heartburn syrup but instead i take the gaviscon dual effect tablets and they seem to work ok so far.
My minimum number night time visits to the loo is between 5-6, so 3 nocturnal visits sounds like a dream to me. πŸ˜€
I can't believe i only have 4 weeks of work left, i think i will miss it. How are u feeling about your work?

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DJBebe · 16/08/2020 09:01

I have a feeling my baby is now fully in a breach position with their feet down. πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ
I feel too many strong movements in the lower part of my tummy and sometimes i feel I'll wee myself when the baby kicks my bladder. πŸ™ˆπŸ˜€
I hope the baby will turn again.

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lockdownpregnancy · 16/08/2020 14:55

@DJBebe i love my job and im getting on really well at the moment. I work full time, Monday to Friday and work out of the office two days per week and the rest from home, which suits me brilliantly. However, i am getting really tired now and going to the office and staying there all day leaves me totally wiped out, but i'm just cracking on with it! Not long left now!
And i hate drinking Gaviscon, but it does the trick. I am going to speak with my GP tomorrow and get it on prescription, so i don't have to pay for it (one of the perks of the being pregnant, free prescriptions! hehe).What about you? how are you getting on with work?

And in regards to your baby being breach, get your MW to check at your next appointment and then see what she says. Tbh you still have plenty of time for baby to turn, so i wouldnt worry too much at this time.
Mine has really picked up his movements the last few days which is very reassuring but has gone back to being quiet today. Still some movement so i'm not worried. I have my MW appointment tomorrow too, so she will check he is ok anyway.
Spending today washing babies clothes, blankets, sheets etc and getting my hospital bag ready.
Other than the obvious, what is everyone taking with them to the hospital? I'm a little confused as i'm not sure as i don't know how long i will be there for!

DJBebe · 20/08/2020 21:24

Sorry for being a bit quiet, my work has been a bit manic as i am covering for my LM as he is on holiday. I've also managed to order the mattress for the baby's cot, I'm so excited.
What sort of baby bath will you be using?
@lockdownpregnancy how are your baby movements getting on? My baby was again a bit quiet today and I feel more pushing rather than kicking but not sure if it's because of my anterior placenta or if the baby's position?
I've never asked my gp for anything on prescription, i didn't even know I could get it for free. My MW has never mentioned this perk either.
I'm taking the dual action Gaviscon tablets, i cant do the syrup πŸ˜ƒπŸ™ˆ.
I've learnt that sitting on your hands and elbows may help the baby turn but my heartburn is horrendous if i sit in that position. πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ
This weekend I'm planning on washing the baby's clothes and preparing his/her wardrobe.
What brand of maternity pads are you getting? I'm not sure which ones to go for.

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